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Marites Allen makes predictions for the Year of the Ox

January 25, 2009

Expert makes predictions for the Year of the Ox
01/25/2009 | 04:51 PM
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The lunar year has once again come to an end. Time once again to check out one's Chinese horoscope predictions for the coming year. Feng shui expert Marites Allen recently held a one day seminar where she gave participants an idea of what to expect in the Year of the Ox.

Here's the rundown:

The rat is graceful and thrives on praise. This social animal could be in for a difficult year. Romance may have to be put on the back burner for now in favor of a more work-centered mindset.

Famous rat: Marian Rivera

The ox may be quiet, but this natural leader is not easily swayed, and may even be ruthless when it comes to getting his or her way. The upcoming year will be stressful, with relationship problems emerging. People with ox spouses should understand that the ox will be particularly hot-headed this year.

Famous ox: Barack Obama

The tiger is impulsive, thrill-seeking and passionate. He or she is also energetic, gutsy and exudes confidence. The year of the ox will be a mixed year. The tiger should be on alert for litigation and gossip. He or she will spend this year hard at work in preparation now and will be reaping the benefits the next lunar year.

Famous tiger: Ruffa Gutierrez

Rabbits are tactful, diplomatic, optimistic and eager to please. Money will flow in and out easily this year. Hard work and determination will be needed to combat work and financial setbacks. The rabbit's love life, however, will be peppered with good humor.

Famous rabbit: Tessa Prieto-Valdez

Captive and vibrant, the dragon is said to have a good head for business and bring luck to their families. This year will be excellent for them in terms of wealth and relationships, but they have to watch out for parties who tend to get jealous of their effortless success.

Famous dragon: Tim Yap

The snake is dignified, well mannered and irresistible to the opposite sex. This year will be a good year to start something new. Wealth will come easily this year, though one must watch out for minor health problems.

Famous snake: Vilma Santos

The horse is energetic and often restless. The year will bring mixed results for one's wealth and career. It will, however, be good for one's education and relationships.

Famous horse: Judy Ann Santos

The sheep is a dreamy character that can be manipulative. They have to be extra careful this year.

Famous sheep: Bill Gates

The monkey is witty, chatty and always has strong opinions. This year will be an excellent year for the monkey in all aspects of his or her life, from work to love to wealth and finance.

Famous monkey: Dingdong Dantes

Resourceful and practical, the rooster is up for a good year. There will be opportunities at work that will lead him or her to either a promotion or a business expansion.

Famous rooster: Aga Mulach

The dog is playful and sporty, but can be pessimistic at times. They will be glad to know that the year promises an increase in their wealth. They must, however, remember to keep their cool as they may tend to get particularly hotheaded this year.

Famous dog: Boy Abunda

The boar is compassionate, affectionate and unusually popular with friends. He or she must avoid going out at night, as the boar's spiritual vitality will be at an all-time low.

Famous boar: Priscilla Meirelles

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